If you knew the path of life
led to joy and pleasures,
would you take it?
Imagine a path you can walk on where you’ll always be happy…not just happy, but full of joy. And imagine a path where pleasures last forever. You could walk on the path any time you wanted because there would never be any night time there. And you’d never get tired. You wouldn’t have to wear sunscreen because there wouldn’t even be a sun…just beautiful light. Can you see it? Is the path starting to take shape in your mind’s eye? What if I told you that path is real? Would you take it? Well, it is real. It’s called the path of life.
I can’t imagine no path of life.
For me, there’s been a connection with the path of life since I was thirteen. And that’s getting to be quite some time ago. My walk on the path began with lessons I learned from my Grandmother, my Dad’s mom. She wanted all of her children and grandchildren to go to Heaven. I’m not certain if all of us will, but I know most will because of her persistence. I appreciate her unwillingness to give up on any of us…now. But I gotta say this, too…I don’t remember Grandmother ever telling me about how pleasures would last forever in the presence of God. I don’t think it occurred to her to present the message from that perspective. Maybe it’s a generational thing. I’m not sure. But I know what I’m telling you is right, true, and good. How?
It’s in the Bible.
When you see a noun or pronoun, in the Bible, that’s capitalized, it’s pointing to or talking about God. And in Psalm 16, verse 11, it says: “In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” See? Nothing to be ashamed about. It isn’t talking about the earthly pleasures that pass away as we do. It’s talking about the pleasures of eternal life without sickness and dying. Can you imagine living forever without sickness? Without anguish? Without fear?
Don’t just imagine. Start walking.
The path of life is a choice. No one can force you to walk on it. No one can make the choice for you. And that’s awesome because you’re completely free to choose it for yourself. If you make the right choice, you can pat yourself on the back if you want to. But remember…it’s only there because Jesus cleared the way. And if you decide to take the other path…the one that’s much more crowded with unhappy people, then you only have yourself to blame. And I have one last question for you…
Why would you not choose the path of life?
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